Blacksmith Class – Forge Your Own Knife / Axe / War Hammer

Discover the thrill of forging your own Chef’s Knife, Axe, or War Hammer as you learn the art of blacksmithing. Choose from several forging options at 2 Ottawa locations.
COVID-19 SAFETY:OPEN – Please see bottom of page for details
Where:Ottawa, Ontario
Price for:1 Participant
Discover the thrill of forging your own Chef’s Knife, Axe, or War Hammer!

In a seven-hour blacksmith class, you’ll experience what it is like to transform a piece of steel into your own functional axe, knife, or war hammer.

With hands-on guidance from a renowned blacksmith artist, you will hand forge metal using traditional methods of forging and heat treating before you hit the grinders. The focus will be on basic blacksmithing skills with an additional focus on hammer control techniques, fine grinding, single bevel and burn tang handle design.

If you are looking to begin a new hobby or you have always wanted to try the art of blacksmithing, this is one of the best opportunities to get your hands a little dirty and forge your own beautiful work of art!

Classes take place at 2 Ottawa area locations: Merivale Road in Ottawa West and Hammond, east of Ottawa.

Your experience certificate is valid towards any of the classes below:

  • Chef’s Knife – Merivale and Hammond locations
  • Bushcraft Chopper – Merivale location
  • Throwing Axe– Merivale location
  • War Hammer – Merivale location
  • Traditional Woodsman’s Axe– Hammond location
  • Forge Welded Axe – Hammond location

What’s included:

  • Learn the ancient and noble skill of blacksmithing.
  • 7-hour session in a relaxed and fun environment.

When: Available year-round with select dates each month for each class (subject to availability).

Duration: 7-hours

Need to know:

  • Hammond classes use a Coal Fire Forge.
  • Merival classes use a Propane Forge.
  • Maximum number of participants per class is 4.
  • The minimum age to participate is 14 years.
  • Participants under 16 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Participants under 18 require a waiver signed by their legal guardian.
  • Steel toe shoes or boots are mandatory.
  • Full length cotton or wool pants and a long sleeve cotton or wool shirt are mandatory.
  • Rings, bracelets or necklaces cannot be worn during the class. Exception is for a medic alert item.
  • Students are to provide their own water and snacks. At least 1 litre of water is recommended.
  • Gloves, aprons and safety glasses will be provided.

Whether you are looking to begin a new hobby and to delve into your creative side or for a unique experience gift, this blacksmithing lesson is the way to!

The Blacksmith Classes takes place at Merivale Road - Ottawa West VIEW MAP and Hammond, Ontario, just east of Ottawa.  VIEW MAP

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